The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina • . - The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of All The "Hews” Founded 1832~99th YearSALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1931 Vol. 26, No. 36 Price 2 Cents Cannons Erect Huge Warehouse Attorney General Seeks Re-Election REPORT FOLLOWS WITHDRAWAL FROM GOVERNOR’S RACE -5 Attorney General Has Held This Position For The'Past Four Years. -5 SENATOR McSWAIN FROM CLEVELAND ALSO CANDIDATE -5 Others Are Expected To Enter Race For This Of fice In The Near Future. ' . -J Raleigh, Nov. 4.—Attorney Gener al Dennis G. Brummitt will be a can didate for re-election to the position he now holds, it was announced here today. This statement comes closely on the , heels of his withdrawal several days ago from the gubernatorial contest. He had long been considered one of the outstanding candidates for .gover nor although he had never formally announced. Senator Peyton McSwain has an nounced his candidacy for the office of attorney general and several others have indicated their intention of en tering the race. Mr. Brummitt has been attorney general for the past four years. Senator Rivers Johnson has •earnest Good Morning MAYBE THIS EXPLAINS IT Gone is the lad with the gay silk shirt And the frisky jane with a kneelength skirt— Oh, how I hate depressions! The streets are drab as a winter sky, With nary a dimpled knee to eye! Why wouldn’t it sadden the gayest guy? Oh, how I hate depressions! It’s bad enough that the stocks have flopped And farmers moan that they’re over cropped— Oh, how I hate depressions! Arid why, when there’s this to make us blue, Do they lengthen skirts that the janes wear, too? No wonder our hope says too-da-loo— Oh, how I hate depressions! Commissions study the pesky slump To make a slim pickings grow nice and plump— Oh, how I hate depressions! And all forget that the slun^p began When modistes fell for a dumb-bell plan To hide janes’ shins from the eyes of man— Oh, how I hate depressions! CUTTING OVERHEAD WATCHMAN PUBLICATION DATE CHANGED TO FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK: OTHER FEATURES ADDED Starting with our next week’s issue, The Watchman will be published each Friday morning, instead of Thursday morning, as has been the custom here tofore. This change was made in re sponse to numerous requests from our advertising merchants and readers. During the past few weeks, numer ous advertisers have pointed out that Friday would be a better publication date for week-end specials and general advertising purposes as the largest sales are generally made on Friday and Sat urday of each week. The change will also enable The Watchman to carry additional and more timely news each week. If, as is anticipated, the change will enable The Watchman to better serve its readers and advertising patrons, then the publishers will feel amply re paid for the trouble and expense they have gone to in making the change. This change will be effective begin ning with the next week’s issue of The Watchman. The two page comic section which started with last week’s issue met with such a hearty welcome and outspoken approval from our readers that the publishers are this week adding still other features of a like nature. Begin ning with this week’s issue the nation ally famous comic strip, "The Family Next Door,” will be carried as a reg ular feature. Other features added in clude "Odd—But True,” "Little Pen o-Grams,” and "Do You Know?” A quarter page feature of special inter est to women will be provided under the heading "Hints for the House hold,” by Miss Betty Webster, one of the highest paid writers on home eco nomics; also a special article on "The Road to Better Health,” by Dr. Wil liam J. Scholes. The special features have been add ed at a considerable expense to the publishers in furtherance of their de sire to make The Watchman one of the outstanding weeklies of North Carolina. With this same purpose in view, as occasion arises and the growth of the paper will justify, still other features will be added. The Watchman is grateful for the fine reception it has received during the past few months while published under new management. LEGION COMPLETES ARMISTICE PLANS $106,000 SOUGHT SUITS NORTH CAROLINA NEWS IN _BRIEF_ WHISKY ARGUMENT Elkin—Bill Jenkins, 18, was shot by E. Floyd Stanley after the two had argued over whisky. The youth is al leged to have taken a cache of liquor belonging to his assailant. SLAYER MAKES ESCAPE Raleigh—‘An unknown man who robbed Circle filling station No. 2 here and then shot to death one of the attendants, J. R. Jackson, appar ently completely covered his tracks. Officers are without a clue that might lead to an arrest. SPECIAL SESSION? Raleigh—Governor Gardner will probably decide the latter part of this week or the first of next whether or not he will call a special session of the legislature to consider the legislation designed to help the agricultural class. ALCOHOL CAUSES DEATH Fletcher—Radiator alcohol, used as the principal beverage at a drinking party, caused the death of Lawrence Walker, mechanic, and Frank Whitak er is blind after having drank some of the fluid, made to prevent water from freezing in auto radiators. —--< Decrease Shown In N. C. Farms According to a bulletin recently is sued by the Bureau of the Census showing both State and County Sta tistics, there was an increase in the number of farms in North Carolina | from 269,763 in 1920 to 283,482 in 1925, but a decrease to 279,708 in 1930. The total number of farms in North Carolina includes 97,492 hav ing from 20 to 49 acres, 72,673 from 50 to 99 acres, and 35,682 from 100 to 174 acres. There were 1,424 farms having 500 acres and over. Of the 279,708 farms in the State in 1930 as reported in the census, 141,445 were operated by owners, 648 by managers, and 137,615 by tenants. The land in farms decreased from 20, 021,736 acres in 1920 to 18,593,670 acres in 1925, and 18,05 5,103 acres in 1930. The value of farm land and buildings decreased from $1,076,392, 960 in 1920 to $926,025,507 in 1925, and $844,121,809 in 1930. The value of farm implements and machinery in 1930 was $42,211,827 as compared with $46,436,784 in 1925 and $54, 621,363 in 1920. The total number of horses and colts on larms on April i, i?iu was 50, 716. The total, exclusive of colts born after January 1, 1930, was 86,377. Horses and colts on farms numbered 130,063 on January 1, 1925 and 171, 436 on January 1, 1920. The total number of mules and mule colts on farms on April 1, 1930 was 294,308. The total, exclusive of mule colts born after January 1, 1930, was 294,172. Mules and mule colts on farms numbered 279,767 on January 1, 1925 and 256,569 on January 1, 1920. The total number of cattle on farms on April 1, 1930 was 532,631. The total, exclusive of calves born after January 1, 1930, was 467,012. Cattle on farms numbered 53 8,780 on Janu ary 1, 1925 and 644,779 on January 1, 1920. The total number of swine on farms April 1, 1930 was 838,994. The total, exclusive of pigs born after January 1, 1930, was 519,714. Swine on farms numbered 871,787 on January 1, 1925 and 1,271,270 on January 1, 1920. The total number of chickens ovei 3 months old on farms April 1, 193C was 6,384.595. Chickens of all agei numbered 8,558,145 on January 1 1925 and 7,393,161 on January 1 1920. instruction.” The reply came collect. "Start summer vacation as from yes terday.” MAIDEN IF LOVE were not so wicked, How lovely it would be For me to give a little kiss To you—ioccasionally! But ah! to kiss is wicked, A sin, the sages say: I And so I will not fancy it Except when you’re away. (A thing I wish to know: Are sages happy so?) By Frederick Blankner. ADD BITS OF INFORMATION Not all women favor birth control, but all of them are strongly in favor of birthday control. ALL'S WLLL Watchman, watchman, what of the night, What of the night to tell? There are widows weeping, and babes afright, And a ceaseless burial bell. But the hand that holds the gun Still shakes not; And the line drops one by one, Yet breaks not. Of the blood so nobly poured There shall surely be reward. In the name of the Lord, All’s Well! Francis William Bourdillon. GANDHI’S CODE 1. The service of truth as one sees it. 2. Love. 3. Chastity. 4. Restraint of the palate. 5. Abstaining from the possession of things for themselves. 6. Adherence to life’s law that one’s bread must be earned by the sweat of one’s brow. 7. Belief that man’s primary duty is to serve his neighbors. 8. Belief in the equality of all mankind. 9. Belief in the equality of all the great* faiths of the world. 10. Fearlessness. i MISSING SOMETHING ; Early to bed, , . Early to rise, , And you will miss The regular guys. vice men new at-tne courtnouse Tues day night. The various posts in this district, which is composed of Rowan, David son, Stanly, Union and Cabarrus counties, will participate in the legion festivities. Representatives from the several counties were present Tuesday night. Under a rotation plan recently adopted, the celebration will alternate between the different counties in the district. The program for the day consists of an elaborate parade, addresses, bar becue at Soldier's Memorial Park, foot ball game between Salisbury and Ashe ville highs, a district meeting, and a charity revue at the Strand theatre. -5 3 5 railroads operated at loss in first seven months of 1931. -5-_ E. F. Hutton of New York to give two weeks’ food to 100,000 families. Who’s Who In Rowan OFFICERS OF LOCAL No. 226 International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America W. H. Woodford, president. B. W. Barger, vice president. Ben Brandon, financial and record ing secretary. J. A. Bernhardt, treasurer. J. E. Shepherd, inner guard. TRUSTEES: R. R. Ray. J. E. Shepherd. W. W. Kluttz. SHOP COMMITTEE: R. R. Ray, chairman. C. E. Miller. J. F. Kennedy. W. E. Peeler. OFFICERS OF ROWAN LOCAL No. 248 International Brotherhood of Black smiths, Drop Forgers and Helpers A. H. Heiiig, president. A. A. Safrit, vice president. W. F. Cauble, recording secretary D. J. Parks, financial secretary. L. B. Shuler, treasurer. H. E. Safrit, conductor. Henry Gobel, inside sentinel. TRUSTEES: W. F. Caubie. A. A. Safrit. David Geekie. totaling > i ub,uuu, ior damages aris ing out of the death of her husband who was fatally injured on the night of Nov. 9, 1930, when his automobile was struck by a passenger train at the North Fulton street crossing. Damages in the amount of $71,000 are sought from the Southern Railway Company and $3 5,000 from the City of Salisbury. -5 CATAWBA YOUTH IS HELD Newton—Dee Combs, young Ca tawba county white man, is under $300 bond for his appearance at the criminal term of superior court, meet ing here November 16. He is charged with larceny and breaking and enter ing the C. M. Rowe department store in North Newton October 1. —-“5; Feeling of optimism reported from leading business centers. Officials say deficit would reach $3,800,000,000 if bonus wips. SHOP COMMITTEE David Geekie, chairman. L. B. Shuler. D. J. Parks. OFFICERS' OF DIVISION No.* 375 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers R. L. Pierce, chief engineer. J. Wray Freemen, secretary and treasurer. W. H. Womack, first engineer. W. D. Hutchinson, second engineer. W. R. Nash, guide. H. E. Lunsden, chaplain. TRUSTEES: J. L. Armstrong. W. D. Hutchinson. W. C. Quillian. A. R. Harrison, local chairman and legislative representative. -9 INJURIES PROVE FATAL Winston-Salem — Gwynn Reeves, 17, died in a hospital here as the re sult of a broken neck sustained when he -leaped from the top of a barn at Shoals, in Surry county. Reeves, who was attending a corn shucking at the home of his uncle, E. S. Marion, jump ed from the top of the barn and at tempted to turn a somersault in the air. His head struck the ground, how ever, fracturing his fourth vertebra. He was brought to a hospital here for treatment. spread to a tdoacco- warenduse aiM dwelling house. The total loss is esti mated to be $20,000. Stallings, it i said, had been drinking. PERFECT PRISONER, MAYBE Greensboro—Tom Batchelor, Ala mance county, was not at home when federal officers went to his residence to put him under arrest. The next day he appeared at the office of the Chief Deputy Marshall and apologized profusely for the trouble he might have caused. He asked that he be tak en into custody. REVENUE COLLECTIONS GAIN Raleigh—An increase of approxi mately $1,260,000 over collections for a similar period of the 1929-30* fiscal year was reported. Collections for the first four months of the current fis cal year total $6,264,820.89 as com pared with $1,004,957.09 for the last year. C. L. SHUPING NAMED Greensboro—C. L. Shuping has been named to direct the Victory Campaign of the democratic party in North Carolina. A national prepared ness drive is now being organized throughout the nation under direction of John W. Davis. Democrats hope to raise $1,500,000 in the nation. GRAHAM INDUCTED Chapel Hill—Frank Porter Graham, who was elected president of the uni versity in June, 1930, to succeed Dr Harry W. Chase, resigned, will be in duced into his office on Nov, 11. Sev eral colleges and universities through out the south will have representa tives here. OFFICER FIRED UPON Greenville—An unknown man in ; car which Patrol Officer E. R. Head ley sought to stop for violation of th< highway laws, fired at the officer The bullet hit the siren on the from of the motorcycle and did not injuri the officer. WILL NOT RUN Oxford—Attorney General Denni G. Brummitt has announced he woulc not be a candidate for the democrat^ nomination for governor of Nortl Carolina in 1932 primaries. "For rea sons of an entirely personal nature,’ a formal statement said, "I will no be a candidate for governor in th< democratic primary of 1932.” WILL HOUSE ONE MILLION BALES, IT IS REPORTED Will Cover Over Two City Blocks In Kannap olis; Around 50,000 Brick Being Laid Daily. -5 OFFICIALS DENY CURRENT REPORTS OF BIG PURCHASES Claim Warehouse Will Be Used To Store Normal Supply; Farmers Selling Cotton Direct To Mills. The Cannon Manufacturing Com pany is erecting an immense ware house on North Walnut street in Kan napolis, covering over two city blocks. This mammoth building will be used for the storage of one million bales of cotton, according to current reports in local cotton circles Wednesday. The construction is being rapidly pushed, some 50,000 or more brick being laid each day. This work re quires a force of more than JO men. The building will be one story in heighth and is of standard construc tion type for cotton storage. This con struction work on the, part of this large concern is requiring the services of an extra shifting crew of the 6- handle eat load in Rowan county are hauling this . year’s crop to Kannapolis and selling it to this company. Just what the capacity of the ware house will be is undetermined, but it is evident to the casual observer that it will house an enormous supply of cotton, as it will probably cover four acres. Officials of the company denied qurrent reports to the effect that the new warehouse, which is under con struction, will be used to house one million bales of cotton to be purchas ed on the market this year. It is stated, the new warehouse will be used to house cotton required in the normal course of the company’s busi ness. The Cannon Mills, the largest tow el manufacturers in the world, is one of the biggest industries not only in this state but in the entire country. The different plants are located in Rowan and Cabarrus counties and are considered among the largest assets listed in the two adjoining counties. -a STATESVILLE COACH KILLED Statesville—Ray Perdue, 24, States ville high school coach, was fatally in jured Friday at Taylorsville in a fight following an argument with Garfield Jennings of Taylorsville, headlines man for a football game between Tay lorsville and Perdue’s team- The fatal argument started near the close of the game’s first half when Coach Perdue stepped to the sidelines and protested to the referee about a decision. Jen nings resented the remark, and struck Perdue in the face with his fist. Per due dropped, unconscious. Medical aid was given at once, but he died of con cussion before he could arrive here. -5 CHAPEL NEARLY BUILT Durham—With the work on the magnificent new chapel at Duke uni versity, being erected over a two-year period at a cost of two millions, en tering into the final stage, hundreds of persons from many sections of this and other states are coming to see the striking edifice. i -5 : WOMAN HELD FOR MURDER i Bryson City—Molly Running Wolf, ■ a Cherokee Indian woman, was in ’ dieted by the grand jury in the Swain : county superior court for the murder : of Rufe Deaton at her home last Sep tember.